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    Default Can UPS deliver a package ahead of schedule?

    I ask because my shipment status says the shipment's last location was at Vernon, CA, which is an hour away. Problem is it is 2:00 pm right now where I live and it was at Vernon, CA at 6:10 am. So, can it really take UPS 8 hours to make a 1 hour drive? The scheduled delivery is tomorrow but would they really hold something for a whole day when it is only an hour away from it's destination?



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    Default Re: Can UPS deliver a package ahead of schedule?

    I've had something delivered before and their website still said it was in Kansas City or wherever it was.

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    Default Re: Can UPS deliver a package ahead of schedule?

    It might be a one hour drive, but they still have to put it on the little truck and then drive all over town delivering other packages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericmeyer4 View Post
    It might be a one hour drive, but they still have to put it on the little truck and then drive all over town delivering other packages.
    Yeah I thought that too, but it has also been eight hours (almost 9 now) and there are a lot of other trucks.



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    Default Re: Can UPS deliver a package ahead of schedule?

    I've never had UPS deliver anything early. That would mean giving the customer a higher tier of service than was paid for, don't count on it.

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    Default Re: Can UPS deliver a package ahead of schedule?

    Did it arrive at 6:10am or was it out for delivery at 6:10am?

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    Default Re: Can UPS deliver a package ahead of schedule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myaccount876 View Post
    I ask because my shipment status says the shipment's last location was at Vernon, CA, which is an hour away. Problem is it is 2:00 pm right now where I live and it was at Vernon, CA at 6:10 am. So, can it really take UPS 8 hours to make a 1 hour drive? The scheduled delivery is tomorrow but would they really hold something for a whole day when it is only an hour away from it's destination?
    It's not like you're the only person getting a package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myaccount876 View Post
    I ask because my shipment status says the shipment's last location was at Vernon, CA, which is an hour away. Problem is it is 2:00 pm right now where I live and it was at Vernon, CA at 6:10 am. So, can it really take UPS 8 hours to make a 1 hour drive? The scheduled delivery is tomorrow but would they really hold something for a whole day when it is only an hour away from it's destination?
    It's not a 1 hour drive, at least not for him. That driver probably has 100+ stops to make a a big truck pull of packages and a sequenced route that he has to follow to make sure that happens on time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myaccount876 View Post
    Can UPS deliver a package ahead of schedule?
    Yes.

    Is it likely. No

    Is it the day after a Federal holiday and as such they're going to be busier than a surprised midget at a boner convention delivering twice as much crap?

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    I've had the website say my package will 10 miles away from me for 3 days!! I ended up getting it the next day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratherdashing View Post
    It's not like you're the only person getting a package.
    Quote Originally Posted by B2D View Post
    It's not a 1 hour drive, at least not for him. That driver probably has 100+ stops to make a a big truck pull of packages and a sequenced route that he has to follow to make sure that happens on time.
    Yeah I'm just being impatient.

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    I have a friend that works for UPS. Whenever I see that I'm going to have a package out for delivery on a certain day, I call him up and have him put it on his truck. I've met him here in town quite a few times and gotten my guitars from him.

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    Typically, the closer you are to the nearest hub/outlet (where the trucks are), the later you will get your delivery. They start at the furthest point in their route away from the hub, and work their way back. This way, they're not driving back with an empty truck from the furthest distance.

    However, they also have pickups along their route, so they have to rearrange the contents of the truck to keep their deliveries from being buried by their pickups.

    I can walk to my local UPS place in an hour, and usually get my deliveries at 6pm or later.
    By contrast, I get F'edEx deliveries about 9-10am.

    On the rare occasion I get something through DHL, they're here at 8am, as I'm the furthest away from their hub (80+ miles out).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewcenstein View Post
    Typically, the closer you are to the nearest hub/outlet (where the trucks are), the later you will get your delivery. They start at the furthest point in their route away from the hub, and work their way back. This way, they're not driving back with an empty truck from the furthest distance.

    However, they also have pickups along their route, so they have to rearrange the contents of the truck to keep their deliveries from being buried by their pickups.

    I can walk to my local UPS place in an hour, and usually get my deliveries at 6pm or later.
    By contrast, I get F'edEx deliveries about 9-10am.

    On the rare occasion I get something through DHL, they're here at 8am, as I'm the furthest away from their hub (80+ miles out).
    Oh now that makes sense. Not 6pm here yet so maybe I will get it today lol.



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    "Can UPS deliver a package ahead of schedule?"

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    No.Check tracking. It wont get there ahead of the tracking message shown as "out for delivery".
    It Can get there a day late after that though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewcenstein View Post
    I can walk to my local UPS place in an hour, and usually get my deliveries at 6pm or later.
    By contrast, I get F'edEx deliveries about 9-10am.
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    Default Re: Can UPS deliver a package ahead of schedule?

    UPS will deliver your package on the date as stated on their website anytime between 7 am and 7 pm on that scheduled day. No exceptions to the rule, sorry.

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